A Safe Space, Level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action

How you recognise signs of abuse and how you respond to allegations, disclosures or concerns

Who’s it for?

For anyone leading a team of adults, at least one leader per unit (leader, assistant leader, leader in training), mentors, advisers, coordinators (except GO coordinators), licence holders on residentials, trainers, tutors and those doing level 4.

You’ll learn about

  • What to do if someone tells you about a concern, allegation or disclosure
  • How to recognise there is a concern
  • How you can support and help someone tell their story safely
  • How to take action and with whom
  • Where to get help

What you need to do

Do module three e-learning, then go to a training session.

Do the e-learning module

How long does it take?

  • Training session 3 to 3.5 hours. Ask your commissioner or country/region office when the next one is.
  • E-learning: 20 to 25 minutes. You need to complete this module before you attend the training session.

Already have safeguarding expertise or experience outside of guiding?

Check out our recognising prior safeguarding learning and experience process to be exempt from Level 3.

There is no recognised prior safeguarding learning and experience available for A Safe Space Levels 1, 2 and 4. This is because the content covered in these levels explains specific Girlguiding approaches to safeguarding. You will need to have completed Levels 1 and 2 (face to face training or e-learning and follow up chat), and Level 3 e-learning prior to submitting your form.

Please submit completed forms to your trainer coordinator or a Safe Space trainer to review. 

Before your training

Check out our A Safe Space booklet, it includes all the topics you'll cover in the training.

Download the booklet